Sunday, November 01, 2009

Science, Damnit, Science

A husband & wife team has discovered a new species of dinosaur.

(Credit: Illustration by William Parsons)

The new dinosaur, a species of ankylosaur, is documented in the October issue of the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. Ankylosaurs are the biological version of an army tank. They are protected by a plate-like armour with two sets of sharp spikes on each side of the head, and a skull so thick that even 'raptors' such as Deinonychus could leave barely more than a scratch.

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